plumblossomfarm

Felted soaps, wool lock scarves, wool dryer balls

Cloverdale, California · 409 Sales

plumblossomfarm

Felted soaps, wool lock scarves, wool dryer balls

Cloverdale, California 409 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(250)

Announcement   Plum Blossom Farm offers handmade felted soaps, original wool art, one of a kind scarves and happy, pampered sheep. When you make purchase you can feel good knowing it supports a compassionate small farm. Our animals are like family to us and have a forever home here. All the products are hand and heart-crafted. I invite you to start a convo if you have any questions as I am always eager to talk about sheep, wool or crafting in general!

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Announcement

Plum Blossom Farm offers handmade felted soaps, original wool art, one of a kind scarves and happy, pampered sheep. When you make purchase you can feel good knowing it supports a compassionate small farm. Our animals are like family to us and have a forever home here. All the products are hand and heart-crafted. I invite you to start a convo if you have any questions as I am always eager to talk about sheep, wool or crafting in general!

Sign up to join our monthly newsletter and get info on upcoming products and events on our website: plumblossomfarm.com

Carole Balala

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About

Compassionate practices, gentle sheep, gorgeous fiber.

I love knowing that I am part of history when I create with natural fibers. I form a link to thousands of years of tradition connecting humans, nature, and domestic animals. I enjoy seeing the complete process of wool growing on a familiar animal to a finished felting project.

I get to tend to my heritage breed Wensleydale and Karakul sheep daily, keeping them nourished and happy so they grow beautiful and healthy wool. Once a year I am able to harvest that fiber and my darlings begin to grow next year’s medium for me. What an amazing cycle!

After the fiber is cleaned and carded I am able to dye it by hand. I am always struck by the range and depth of colors I pull from my dye pot. It seems every hue of green, purple, blue can be conjured up with heat and the combination of various dyes.

I begin a felted piece by coming up with an inspiring image then choosing my colors and textures from the bags of clean, waiting fiber. For certain pieces I wet felt the wool using hot water, soap, and upper-body strength. For other pieces I use a little barbed-needle to tighten the fibers into any imaginable form. While I am working I am filled with a sense of joy and purpose.

At first I was uneasy with the imperfections that remain with the natural fibers. They are a part of nature and the natural world reveals a different perspective on perfection. I have come to embrace the rawness and charm of the handmade process. The holistic nature of my work helps me appreciate each bit of energy and feeling that the fiber carries with it.

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  • Carole Balala

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    Carole Balala is a shepherd and fiber artist living in Cloverdale, California with thirty four sheep who supply her medium. She attends several festivals and shows each year throughout Northern California.

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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